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|NQ Mobile and MediaTek Announce Mobile Security Agreement|
BEIJING, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --
NQ Mobile Inc. ("NQ Mobile") (NYSE: NQ), a leading provider of consumer-centric mobile security and productivity applications, and MediaTek Inc. ("MediaTek"), a leading fabless semiconductor company for wireless communications and digital multimedia solutions, today jointly announced that the two companies have reached an agreement on mobile security cooperation. Under the agreement, MediaTek will make NQ Mobile's mobile security service available to the company's smartphone chipset.
"We are very excited to cooperate with MediaTek to provide our industry-leading mobile security services to more consumers globally. This partnership is also a validation of NQ Mobile's technology leadership on the Android platform," said Dr. Henry Yu Lin, Chairman and CEO of NQ Mobile Inc. "The mobile ecosystem participants are realizing the ever increasing trend of malware attacks. NQ Mobile will continuously work with industry partners such as MediaTek to protect consumers," Dr. Lin added.
"MediaTek's focus is to deliver the best IC solutions to our customer base. We consider mobile security as a must-have for the smartphone platform," said David Ku, Spokesperson and CFO of MediaTek Inc. "NQ Mobile is a leader in the space and we are excited to work with NQ Mobile to deliver the best mobile security services available to consumers," Mr Ku Added.
About NQ Mobile
NQ Mobile Inc. (NYSE: NQ) is a leading global provider of consumer-centric mobile Internet services focusing on security and productivity. NQ Mobile was one of the first companies to recognize the growing security threats targeting smartphone users and is now a leading Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider with over 100 million registered user accounts worldwide. As a market leader in mobile security, NQ Mobile's innovation and global significance have been widely recognized through distinctions such as the 2011 Technology Pioneer Award bestowed by the World Economic Forum. For more information on NQ Mobile, please visit www.nq.com.
About MediaTek Inc.
MediaTek Inc. is a leading fabless semiconductor company for wireless communications and digital multimedia solutions. The company is a market leader and pioneer in cutting-edge SOC system solutions for wireless communications, high-definition TV, optical storage, DVD and Blu-ray products. Founded in 1997 and listed on Taiwan Stock Exchange under the code "2454", MediaTek is headquartered in Taiwan and has sales or research subsidiaries in Mainland China, Singapore, India, U.S., Japan, Korea, Denmark, England and Dubai. For more information, please visit MediaTek's website at www.mediatek.com.
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